October 24, 2012 |
When “The Sessions” co-star William H. Macy came to Chicago in the early 1970s, he briefly worked as a waiter at former Lincoln Park bar Le Pub. He made more money, he says, as a carpenter. “[I would] build shelves and things like that for people … I'm still hacking away at things,” the actor said at the James Hotel before heading to a location shoot for his Showtime series, “Shameless.” “I'm a terrible carpenter, but I do love doing it.” Fortunately Macy spends more time on his day job, racking up countless standout roles in films including “Boogie Nights,”...
April 26, 2011 |
Sex, murder, intrigue - and the tiniest bit of religion - have made a successful cocktail for Showtime. The network has picked up "The Borgias" for a second season. "The Borgias" tells the real-life tale - totally fictionalized, however - of Rodrigo Borgia, a cunning cardinal who became Pope Alexander in the 15th century. Jeremy Irons appears to be having an awfully fun time playing the Pope, chewing the beautiful scenery to bits. The series has been attracting at least 1 million viewers for the debut airing of each new episode.
October 22, 2012 |
Showtime has renewed its Emmy-winning drama "Homeland" for a third season in 2013, the network announced Monday. The espionage thriller, starring Emmy winners Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, drew 5.2 million viewers when factoring in DVR playback for its Sept. 30 Season 2 premiere. The season's fourth episode, airing Oct. 21, scored 1.75 million viewers in its 9 p.m. CT airing alone, the network said. The third season will consist of 12 one-hour episodes and begin production in the spring.
March 29, 2013 |
Whenever Pope Alexander VI needs something nasty handled in Showtime's "The Borgias," he turns to his son, Cesare Borgia. If Cesare doesn't choose to handle the dirty deed himself, he relies on his hit man of sorts, Micheletto. In the series third season, the Borgias may meet their match. "The main threat to the family in Season 3 is Caterina Sforza and her own assassin," says series star Francois Arnaud, who plays Cesare, in this preview supplied exclusively to Show Patrol. It will air Sunday night on Showtime.
May 17, 2013 |
Showtime on Friday released its official trailer for the eighth and final season of “Dexter,” finally revealing who his main foe will be - aside from himself. Dr. Evelyn Vogel (Charlotte Rampling), a neuro-psychiatrist called in to help Miami Metro, seems to make Dexter (Michael C. Hall) a bit nervous. She's an expert on all the things that make psychopaths tick. “They have no empathy,” she and Dexter agree. She seems to figure out Dexter from the get-go, challenging him to the point where he slams her up against a...
July 1, 2012 |
Summer TV favorites return in July, including the final episodes of TNT's "The Closer," AMC's "Breaking Bad" and DirecTV's "Damages," as well as new seasons of Syfy's "Warehouse 13" and USA's "White Collar. " Several new series debut, with USA's "Political Animals" at the top of that heap. Here's a list of premieres for the month that I will continue to update. Sunday, July 1 7 | "BET Awards 2012," BET (special) 7 | "Queen & Country," PBS (4-part series premiere) 7 | " The Bond Collection ," Encore (nightly showings of...